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Fabulae Faciles: Perseus

An oracle predicts Perseus will kill his own grandfather, Acrisius. Therefore Acrisius tries to do away with the infant hero along with his mother, Danae.

Listen and read along with chapter 1 of the story. Listen and read three or more times, gathering as much meaning as you can without the use of a dictionary or grammar help.

Then, when you have listened several times, refer to the individual sentences below the story.

Read each individual sentence aloud. If you understand it well, move on to the next sentence.

If you have questions or if any word is uncertain, then listen to the grammar and translation of that one sentence.

At the end, listen to the whole story again. If it is clear, move on to chapter 2: Jupiter Saves His Son!

1. The Ark

Haec nārrantur ā poētīs dē Perseō. Perseus fīlius erat Iovis, māximī deōrum; avus eius Acrisius appellābātur. Acrisius volēbat Perseum nepōtem suum necāre; nam propter ōrāculum puerum timēbat. Comprehendit igitur Perseum adhūc infantem, et cum mātre in arcā līgneā inclūsit. Tum arcam ipsam in mare coniēcit. Danaē, Perseī māter, māgnopere territa est; tempestās enim māgna mare turbābat. Perseus autem in sinū mātris dormiēbat.

Haec nārrantur ā poētīs dē Perseō.

Perseus fīlius erat Iovis, māximī deōrum;

avus eius Acrisius appellābātur.

Acrisius volēbat Perseum nepōtem suum necāre;

nam propter ōrāculum puerum timēbat.

Comprehendit igitur Perseum adhūc infantem, et cum mātre in arcā līgneā inclūsit.

Tum arcam ipsam in mare coniēcit.

Danaē, Perseī māter, māgnopere territa est;

tempestās enim māgna mare turbābat.

Perseus autem in sinū mātris dormiēbat.


Haec nārrantur ā poētīs dē Perseō. Perseus fīlius erat Iovis, māximī deōrum; avus eius Acrisius appellābātur. Acrisius volēbat Perseum nepōtem suum necāre; nam propter ōrāculum puerum timēbat. Comprehendit igitur Perseum adhūc infantem, et cum mātre in arcā līgneā inclūsit. Tum arcam ipsam in mare coniēcit. Danaē, Perseī māter, māgnopere territa est; tempestās enim māgna mare turbābat. Perseus autem in sinū mātris dormiēbat.

If you can understand this chapter in Latin, move on to Perseus 2: Jupiter Saves His Son!

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